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Maui Charter Commission Reviews 70 Proposals

September 26, 2011, 7:57 AM HST
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By Wendy Osher

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The Maui County Charter Commission continues its review of proposals for charter amendments at a meeting today, Monday, September 26.

The meeting start time was changed to 10 a.m. to give members more time to deliberate.

The commission has received in excess of 70 charter amendment proposals from the public, as well from County Council Members, the Mayor and various County Departments.

Today’s review comes following a series of countywide public hearings.

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“The commission has been primarily in listening mode for the last four months,” said Commission Chair Josh Stone.

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“At our last meeting, we began the work of reviewing some of the numerous ideas we have heard from the public and our county leadership. We are going to continue that process at our next meeting, with the goal of completing a preliminary prioritization of those ideas,” said Stone.

The 11-member Charter Commission was appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Maui County Council to conduct a review of the County Charter.

Once review is complete, the Commission may make recommendations to amend the charter, with proposed changes presented to voters in the next election.

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Today’s meeting runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Planning Commission Conference Room in the county complex on High Street in Wailuku.

 

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